|First Consul Carlo with his troops in battle formation|
The demise of Warhammer Ancient Battles was quite a kick in the guts for ancient wargaming at our club for sometime. There is no doubt that we, like many fellow gamers around the globe felt somewhat deceived and cheated by Warhammer Historical with their new WAB rules, army lists and specials only for them to close up shop and provide a semi-professional, hardly finished product in the end.
As a result we turned our attentions to other periods and rule sets. However we did enjoy some tremendous games with Hannibal, Alexander, Shieldwall and El Cid by their tremendous writers of Curtis, Jonas, Morris etc.
|Cookies lovely Gripping Beast Celts from the hand of the great man himself.|
Certainly the Punic War games ere great fun with Hannibal and his hordes fighting a series of victorious battles against First Consuls Steve and Carlo over many months and years.
|Veteran Spearmen with lovely LBM Shield transfers.|
I am sure we must have stolen a victory somewhere along the line however Cookie assures me that we are indeed delirious and have severe memory problems. As I get older I cannot absolutely challenge that accusation so lets just say that we intended to re fight the games as history has shown us.
|Brave Romans prepare to take on the Nellie with some vigour. All the Romans|
are from the excellent Old Glory Republican Roman range and in my opinion are
some of their best work.
|Nice view showing the colourful tunics of the Hastati|
|Mad Spaniards scaring the bejesus out of some allied skirmishers |
"I didn't sign up for this Mario!".
Great games with many players, a few drinks and a very light-hearted emphasis on winning the game. Very good fun in the true spirit of wargaming.
We have since been captured by the very good "Clash of Empires" rules from Great Escape Games and it would appear that Ancients is once again on the ascent at the NWS.